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PACHA, Charles Henry 1931 - 2022


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 7/17/2022 at 15:11:21

"Southeast Iowa Union / Fairfield Ledger"
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Page 6, Column 1


Charles Henry PACHA, 90, passed away peacefully early Thursday June 30, 2022, at Parkview Home Wayland (note: in Henry Co., IA). He was a long-time resident of Washington and is survived by his beloved wife Margaret of Washington; three children, Loretta (Tom) of Peachtree City, GA, Rita (Ray) of Dayton, NV, and John of Fairfax, IA; four grandchildren, Katherine of Fairfax, IA, Charles (Shona) of Hoover, AL, Michael of Long Island City, NY, Christine of Fairfax, IA; and three great-grandchildren, Dominick, Joseph and Benjamin.

He was born July 18, 1931, and raised on the family farm in rural Brighton, IA to John Joseph and Gertrude Agnes FRITZ PACHA. Family, faith, and service were at the center throughout Charlie's life. As one of seven children growing up on the farm, a strong work ethic and sense of humor were required in the PACHA household. Charlie graduated from Brighton High School in 1950, loved his country and served 23 years as a cryptographer in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1973. Charlie met his future wife, Maggie, during his tour in England at RAF Sculthorpe in the early 1950's. They married on October 2, 1954 and enjoyed 67 loving years together. Charlie's time in the service afforded the family the opportunity to explore the world together with tours in England, Italy, and Virginia before settling in Kalona, IA following his retirement from the military. He then served as Washington County Treasurer from 1978 until his retirement in 1997. In retirement, Charlie enjoyed family and traveling amongst other hobbies. He loved fishing, woodworking, and took pride in maintaining his property outside Kalona and in Washington. It is well known that Charlie could stack firewood that would withstand the blusteriest of Iowa's winters. His quick wit and sense of humor will surely be missed.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes, his brother, Paul, and sisters Josephine PACHA, Isabelle ADAM, Ann SHERIDAN, Helen HESSELTINE, and Mary REDLINGER.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday July 6, 2022, at St. Joseph and Cabrini Church in East Pleasant Plain, IA with Rev. Bernard Weir officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post No. 29, Washington. Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday July 5, 2022. Memorials to Parkview Home Activity Fund may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 122 Green Meadows, Washington, IA 52353. Gould Funeral Home of Brighton is in charge of arrangements.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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